Signed By Both Julie Andrews And Spirin. By Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton, illustrated by Gennady Spirin. Signed first printing of this Renaissance-inspired feast for the eyes, the tale of a young musician on a quest to sharpen his skill - with audiobook CD read by Julie Andrews included. Near fine in near fine dust jacket.
Praised for his sinuous, illuminated manuscript-like illustrations, Russian-born Gennady Spirin has been called "one of the world's most significant illustrators of children's books" by the NEW YORK TIMES. Spirin's artistry has earned him accolades including four gold medals from the Society of Illustrators - his watercolors imbue children's books with visual magic.Read more: George James, "IN PERSON; The World of His Imagination, " New York Times 7 December 1997. Signed by Spirin to verso of front flyleaf. Signed by Andrews to title page. CD set into inner rear board. Jacket with mild edgewear, shallow indentation to rear flap from CD. Front board with tiny scuff. Type Punch Matrix is a rare book firm founded by Rebecca Romney and Brian Cassidy. Between them, they bring over 30 years of experience in the antiquarian book trade.
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